This is me 👋🏻 Today. I mean, it's what I look like at this instance in time. It doesn't tell you about my family, where I was born or my culture. It doesn't show my qualities, attributes, skills, hobbies or choice in career. It has nothing to do with my personality - what I think, how I act, the things I value or how I like me eggs cooked 🍳♥️ (poached if you were wondering 🙊). All it is, is my body. The thing that encompasses the essence of Korey ✨ Although our bodies don't have the power to influence who we are as a person, it does have the power to affect our way of life. In the past I abused my body, and in return I was met with physical and emotional pain and suffering. My choices to ignore my health impacted in ways I never would have imaged, extending beyond influencing just myself and to those around me. I feel guilty everyday for the lives I affected by being so careless and flippant about my health, which has now made me more aware of the actions I make towards it 💪🏻 I no longer want to make others suffer for my poor life choices, nor do I want to suffer! Each day I try to treat my body right, regardless of the mental torment it brings me. I nourish myself 🍗🍎🌿 stay hydrated 💦 keep active 🏃🏻♀️ and ensure rest 🙇🏻♀️ I aim to relinquish the urge to starve and deprive myself of all things good, because logically I know deep down that I AM in fact worthy! This body is a work in progress and although I may not be completely done regaining weight, I have come far enough to recognise that when I am, things will be ok! Being a few kilograms heavier is not going to change the person I am or anything of significance for that matter. What it does do is put me in a position where I am mostly likely to thrive as a human being 🙌🏻 Where my metal health has the greatest chance of improving and one day finally saying goodbye to my illnesses for good!
PS. Posting this photo of myself was honestly very difficult and I hope you can understand that. Please no body shaming xx